About This Event
Children’s Smile Center is hosting the 15th Annual Hot Air Balloon Glow. Hot air balloons will inflate and glow at Finley River Park in Ozark, Missouri, inside the grounds of the annual two-day Sertoma Duck Race Festival!
The hot air balloons are tethered to the ground so all attendees can get close to the balloons, get in the baskets and help keep them inflated! This is a nighttime balloon glow and not a launch; hot air balloons are not allowed to launch when it is dark.
The 15th Annual Balloon Glow presented by Ozark Chevrolet is highly dependent on weather conditions. If there are high wind speeds or rain in the area, it is possible the balloon pilots will decide not to inflate. This decision will be made minutes prior to the scheduled event. Updates will be given on this event page as they become available.
The 15th Annual Balloon Glow presented by Ozark Chevrolet is located inside the grounds of the Sertoma Duck Race Festival located at Finley River Park in downtown Ozark.
5:00 p.m. Festival and parking begin, grounds open. Due to the number of attendees in previous years, we recommend arriving early.
7:00 p.m. EXCLUSIVE VIP Sponsor Dinner and Experience hosted by Air Services Heating & Cooling and All Service Professional Plumbing
Approximately 8:00 to 9:30 p.m. The hot-air balloons are tethered to the ground so all attendees can watch the massive balloons inflate and glow for approximately an hour and a half at dusk.
This is a night-time balloon glow exhibit and not a launch; hot-air balloons do not launch into the air when it is dark.
To support Children’s Smile Center’s efforts to bring this incredible event to Southwest Missouri and to fund our mission to provide oral health and wellness to children through access to quality dental care, please contact our clinic at 417-582-5439.
The Sertoma Duck Race Festival does have costs associated with their event, including a $5 parking fee. Check out 4csertoma.com for more details on all the activities going on during our annual Balloon Glow! Besides the Balloon Glow, activities currently planned include live music, a kid's zone with inflatables and rides and lots of great food and drink options as well as small business vendor booths to visit. There are costs associated with many of these activities, including a $5 per car parking fee. CCCC Sertoma oversees the parking for both days, food/drink concessions, and booth rentals. Please contact them with any questions about these areas at firstname.lastname@example.org or through their Facebook event page.
There is a VIP Sponsor Dinner and Experience hosted by Air Services Heating & Cooling and All Service Professional Plumbing with special access to the balloon field during the event. If you are interested in sponsoring the Balloon Glow and supporting Children’s Smile Center, contact Kristen for sponsorship details at email@example.com or 417-582-5439 prior to June 1, 2021. Sponsorship levels begin at $500.
PETS: We do not encourage pets to attend, however they are allowed on park property. The Balloon Glow is usually hot with large crowds of people. If you do bring pets, please be responsible for their care and welfare.